A growing trend, with growing support.
Dry needling in physical therapy is increasing, but the regulatory landscape is uneven, with the intervention being included in the PT scope of practice in some states and not others.
APTA supports the inclusion of dry needling in regulatory frameworks, accompanied by appropriate educational qualifications for PTs to engage in the intervention.
Jan 25, 2021 / Infographic
May 1, 2015 / Feature
Jul 10, 2015 / Report
Additional Dry Needling Content
Feb 2, 2022 / Article
CMS still isn't paying for dry needling, but it has provided some guidance on how to successfully bill a beneficiary for the service.
Nov 15, 2021 / Article
Topics covered in this article: dry needling payment and telehealth audits.
Oct 7, 2019 / Podcast
Joseph Donnelly, PT, DHS , discusses what you need to know about dry needling, trigger points, and myofascial pain syndrome and how physical therapy can work in these areas.
Aug 1, 2018 / Website
This webpage from APTA's consumer-focused ChoosePT.com website provides an overview of the intervention, related equipment used, and the PT's role.
Mar 21, 2018 / Review
Adding trigger point dry needling to an exercise program for patients with chronic shoulder pain may be more cost-effective than exercise alone, according to a recent clinical trial.